Hi all, I use the ash drawer on my stove every couple of days. When I opened the door this last time, I noticed a lump of hard black stuff had run down and landed on the bottom of the ash box (out side of the ash drawer) and had melted on my ash door gasket. I scratched as much of it off as I could, but it left my ash door gasket hard were it melted to it. I've never had this problem before. So I continued with cleaning the stove. I pulled the top and cleaned everything. There are no other signs of discoloration or creosote any where. Everything looks really good. I also cleaned the chimney. I got about a 1/2 of a coffee can worth from the liner. It also looks really good. There are no signs of runny black stuff anywhere, except for the ash box. When I removed the ash drawer I noticed quite a bit of shinny black stuff that has run down the wall of the ash box between the ash drawer. Anyone know if this is normal? or what could be causing this to occur? I attached some photos. Also I noticed that it appears that other Jotul models have a cast iron ash box. Mine is metal. The ash drawer is metal, which is understandable, and the ash door is cast iron, but why is the ash box on the F3 CB metal and not cast iron? Thanks for the help.